Love may be in the air this week as Valentine’s Day looms, but Cork couple Caroline Curran and Seán Weir were lucky enough to have real-life versions of Cupid in the form of their pals.
Rochestown native Caroline and Seán, from Frankfield. met through friends. “I worked with Seán’s housemate Colin and Colin together with his wife Aisling Gallagher played matchmaker,” said Caroline.
Aisling was by Caroline’s side as a bridesmaid when Caroline and Seán were married at the end of December in the Honan Chapel, University College Cork, by Reverend Michael Keohane.
Also lending their support were Caroline’s sister and maid of honour Lorna Curran and two other friends, Emer Liston and Yvonne Twomey, bridesmaids, together with Seán’s brother Conor Weir as best man, Caroline’s brother Diarmuid Curran as groomsmen and his friends Joe McCleane and Paul Ward who also took on groomsman duties.
The couple’s friends’ children Ciara (Seán’s goddaughter) and her older sister Danielle McGrath were delighted to take centre stage as flowergirls.
Seán popped the question during in Galway’s Menlo Park Hotel in November 2018 and all roads led to The Brehon in Killarney, Co Kerry, for their wedding reception.
“Bean and Gone Mobile Coffee Bar served coffees and cookies outside the church which our guests loved before hitting the road to Killarney,” said Caroline.
Key to organising the big day of their dreams were both sets of parents, Patricia and Tadhg Curran and Anne and Liam Weir, while The Brehon’s wedding co-ordinator Caitriona Ashe pulled out every stop for the occasion.
“We always knew we wanted a winter wedding and had our big day on December 30,” said Caroline.
“Everything went perfectly — even the weather stayed mild! We had the most incredible day with close family and friends.
“Caitriona was amazing throughout our wedding planning process. She could not have done more for us and nothing was too much trouble.”
Their bespoke wedding invitations were designed by Little Ivory Weddings.
“The invitations had a sketch of myself and Seán on one side and of the UCC Quad on the other,” said the bride.
“We were delighted with the invitations and were able to incorporate the sketches into the rest of our wedding stationery.”
Nerijus Karmilcovas from K Photography created the perfect wedding album with Maurice O’Carroll from Velvetine Studios as the videographer.
Caroline looked picture-perfect in a Kathy De Stafford dress from De Stafford Bridal in Dublin. The bridal hairstyling was by Dawn Monaher from Hairy Fairy Salon with make-up was by Andrea Murphy.
Bloomsday Flowers took care of the floral arrangements and the groom and his party looked chic in suits from the Remus Uomo store on St Stephen’s Green.
Magician Steve Spade entertained the guests before the band, The Pat Fitz Band, struck up for the dancing.
The newlyweds, who will reside in Dublin, headed for Lanzarote for some winter sun and concluded their honeymoon with a skiing trip to Zell am See in Austria.